Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress
Congressional Research Service Washington United States
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The Coast Guards proposed FY2017 budget requests 150 million in acquisition funding for a new polar icebreaker that the Coast Guard wants to begin building in FY2020. The Coast Guards FY2017-FY2021 five-year Capital Investment Plan CIP includes a total of 780 million in acquisition funding for a new polar icebreaker, including the 150 million requested for FY2017, 50 million projected for FY2019, 150 million projected for FY2020, and 430 million projected for FY2021. The total acquisition cost of a new polar icebreaker that begins construction in FY2020 has not been officially estimated but might be roughly 1 billion, including design costs.